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it touch camera traps have identified a healthy population of up to twenty snowed up it's just the technology improves we're finding all these ways in which our guesses are are getting corrected the latest evidence suggests there are more cats than previously acknowledged but this little leopard trust believes it's premature to downgrade the cats on the international list of threats and species. russia's president orders a daily cease fire and humanitarian corridor in eastern quota where un cease fire has failed to stop the attacks. so they're joining with all of this is al jazeera live from london also coming up warnings famine could return decides to dam where more than half the population is
dependent on food handouts plus. no right to be massacred to kill like. an emotional appeal is sung sue cheese fellow female nobel peace laureates visit bangladesh to meet a hinge of refugees. and hopes of a homemade revival is the first tamil film made in sri lanka more than forty years hits the screen. there were markham to the program russia's president vladimir putin has ordered a daily cease fire in east include in syria and the humanitarian corridor to allow civilians to leave its defense minister says the ceasefire would run from nine am until two pm at least twenty three people were killed on monday in the rebel held on. near damascus despite a u.n.
resolution calling for a truce across the country will monitor say one government is strike killed a family of nine on sunday syrian troops launched a ground assault entering the on klav through three towns harasta house and also we hear of a ship full near now that last time has reportedly been attacked using chlorine gas well as some a binge of a joins us now from gaza on turkey's southern border with syria will sum up this cease fire how effective can these humanitarian pauses be because we've seen this pattern before in the conflict haven't we. absolutely this is not the first time that we're hearing of a humanitarian pause they have happened multiple times in the last seven years of the syrian conflict this one in particular is interesting because since saturday this is the first time that we are seeing any movement on the ground or the call for any movement on the ground since the united nations security council
unanimously agreed for the thirty day ceasefire it is worth noting that russia is not the only player in town when it comes to syria on the ground the forces that have been attacking food are primarily iranian and syrian forces allegations that russian airstrikes have been part of the of the onslaught that has been happening since last sunday we've been hearing from people on the ground who say that they were actually expecting a humanitarian pause which would allow aid to come in but from what we've gathered from the statements that have been put out by the kremlin is that it is going to be a cease fire where people will be able to come out a lot of people in who do not want to come out they've been seeing what has been happening to people who've been displaced to other parts in syria they don't know where will they go to if they decide to come out they can go towards the south towards jordan they can go to regime held areas in damascus and certainly they can go further north into the if the problem is there are
a lot of people were sent to from other similar agreements where people who evacuated two of the parts so it is still not clear we will know more at nine am tomorrow morning how this cease fire how this pause is going to come into play and whether any help will be allowed to come inside the siege looters so so much turning our attention to what's happening on the ground what is the latest. well according to medics on the ground there have been nearly thirty attacks today where residential areas have again come under a new target more than twenty five people are being used to have died in this attack this brings to the grim toll more than five hundred from fifty people who are now have been killed in just the last week since last sunday when this latest onslaught began we've been hearing from medics about how difficult the situation is on the ground for them and what has been a new dimension in this conflict in the last twenty four hours is the fight that
has been happening on the outskirts of eastern with as government forces have been trying to come in here's more in our colleagues in a report. one of the front lines in eastern opposition fighters say they are rebelling attempts by pro syrian government forces to storm the besieged enclave. rebel saying they killed dozens of soldiers on the ground offensive began on sunday just hours after the u.n. security council agreed to a cease fire throughout. since then there has been no letup in the war the intensity of the airstrikes and the shelling appears to have dropped when compared to the relentless bombing campaign during the first week of the assault but civilians continue to die those who are able to find underground shelter avoid going outside more than five hundred people have already been killed children and women among them. because they have survived the any god give me
patience to face this tragedy my children are scattered here and there my son lost three kids such awful memories imo i am blind i lost my house six days ago i have nothing at all i have been here for six days there's no food and water the living in tal. chlorine gas has also reportedly been used activists and medics a victim suffered breathing. today we have more than thirty dozens of launching of chemical weapons. we don't know what they. don't care about un council decisions. chemical weapons against us pro-government forces have been accused of using chemical weapons in the past especially when they want to clear an area to allow the.
terrorists. to russian sponsored talks. also a few hundred. fighters group. the opposition. fighters are ready to leave but the pro-government alliance wants. to surrender there are thousands of fighters in eastern and between three hundred to four hundred thousand civilians says the u.n. . be with us where's the ceasefire the airstrikes haven't stopped we've been going through this for the past week no food no water. the people. but the fighters and their families are also the people. surrendering. displacement to
another. area and never returning home. and that is the biggest fear that people of will to have that they will face the same fate as they have seen that happen to the people of the riot to the people of aleppo to the people of homs who've been displaced from their homes dislodged into the wilderness in syria in very very ill equipped homes and then when the fighting begins again they have to be displaced once more so that is happening on the ground people are afraid people are asking questions it will be clear to morrow morning at nine am what this russian proposal ceasefire will bring some of the interfaith there live with the latest the summit thank you well earlier the u.n. secretary general used his opening address at the human rights council to call for an immediate ceasefire in eastern who are now the war in syria took center stage on the first day of high level discussions being held over the next four weeks david
chase has more now from geneva the u.n. secretary general antonio good terrorise used his opening address to demand the immediate implementation of the cease fire in syria as the news came in of continued government attacks against the rebel held suburb of damascus is them good cannot wait it's time to stop these health on health and that remind all parties of their absolute obligation an international humanitarian and human rights law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure at all times and similarly efforts to come backs terrorism do not supersede these obligations the outgoing human rights high commissioner for the un desired herad al hussein said he wished to be blunt about where the blame for what he called the slaughterhouses really lay the responsibility for the continuation of so much pain lies with the five permanent members of the un security council. so
long as the veto is used by them to block any unity of action when it is needed the most when it could reduce the extreme suffering of innocent people then it is the permanent members who must answer before the victims reforms to the system already being backed by two out of the five permanent members by france and the united kingdom the high commissioner said it is time for the love of mercy for russia china and the united states to join them and stop the punisher's use of the veto as the world celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights the high commissioner said it was the worst offenders disregard and contempt for human rights which will be the eventual undoing of us all. change to al-jazeera geneva french president manuel mccall has told his
turkish counterpart that the un call for a cease fire across syria must also apply to the flame region so he launched an offensive against the kurdish why their last month bunker at considers the y.p. g. terrorists the point further special forces too afraid on monday on sunday turkey welcomed the un resolution calling for the ceasefire but said it would not affect its campaign in a free. u.n. agencies say food insecurity and says saddam has reached unprecedented levels more than sixty percent of the population is at risk of starvation by july displacement due to ongoing violence and the weak economy has contributed to the crisis hit the morgan reports now from the capital to back. barely able to stand and too sick to eat that's what john told the doctors when she brought in her two year old son
going for a checkup but she cannot hide her grief when asked why he was in that condition. we have no food in the house i plan to base of grains but that's not enough and we can't afford to buy food from the market every day sometimes we eat one meal sometimes we don't eat dr say getting his money and he's not alone the u.n. children's organization unicef says more than one point three million children are at risk of being malnourished by july if not given assistance ok my son philip is one of them. i brought my child here because he hasn't gotten proper food for so long that the little food we do get he can't eat it and we can't afford regular meals africa standers nation has been at war for more than four years in fighting between rival groups has claimed thousands of lives and displaced a quarter of the twelve million population it's also resulted in what the u.n.
calls an unprecedented level of food insecurity as much as it is hard for those here in the capital juba to get food and the situation is worse for millions of others around the country who have no access to markets and rely on aid to survive that total is rising the u.n. says six point three million or fifty seven percent of the population is a trick of starvation by april and the u.n. says one hundred fifty five thousand people are at risk of being classified as an catastrophic things of food insecurity by july. it is serious and that is why we are seeing and less drastic measures to can by the unitarian act. in this situation is likely to form from last year. we have an increase of food in severe food. put two percent so if you compare last year with this year. but the u.n. says without an end to the conflict it will be hard to fight against the hunger as long as you have the conflict continuing people must feel secure in their own being
and where they are and without that you don't have them actually producing food and actually contributing to the food needs of what our imperatives. lactase is to look at now the people who need and make sure we get the resources to provide them the assistance that they need needs that keep increasing day by day with adults and children at risk of starving to death and there are millions of people more going on to their own. three female nobel peace prize winners of called on a cheetah speak out about violence against the hinge of the systems in the in war warning that she risks prosecutions of genocide the women are visiting the hinge of refugee camps in bangladesh they've told their fellow nobel laureates to wake up to the atrocities facing the minority group you might just not recognize they were hidden and as they made violence in the kinds on terrorists. maguire is one of the peace prize winner is visiting coaxes bazaar she says me in my eyes government must
be held to account for what's happening to the hinge or. this is genocidal chore murder of the people and the world has to do something to stop but so that's one of the but also we want to teach the burmese government to the international c.c. to me expand my point above but i would like to go into burma to visit our sister laura to ask her sister lauria to go to the villages where these people and they're mostly been been destroyed the evidence of genocide is being well covered as we speak and i would like. you're pumping out to the villages you got a lot of people who are actually had knowledge there you have the right to life. for the right to be massacred you kill like us. still ahead this half an hour war
of words over the war. of trying to fragment a country. and its president state governors to discuss school safety the u.s. supreme court deals in the bill over his plans for the trimix. welcome back as we look at weather across central and southern parts of china and taiwan gerri looking fine through much of choosing quite a strong southerly flow but we have got this area of rain and that is likely to stand toward shanghai as we head through wednesday this week and further towards the southeast servants of the foods you will see some heavy rain to staying dry there in hong kong and staying fine across much of indochina twenty seven in her neuer in vietnam for south asia weather conditions not too bad for most areas what
a cloud moving up across pakistan some clouds bringing the risk of showers for sure lanka but between those areas looking fine plenty of sunshine and thirty as a high entirely let's move the forecast on you see more in the way of cloud across northern parts of india and pakistan but it should remain dry and fine but for colombo more particularly east coast of sri lanka i think the risk the risk of the odd shower here in the arabian peninsula we're likely to see some rain moving down from the north about time before virtually nothing this winter but a cloudy a picture through tuesday for dough how with the chance of some showers fine for twenty six but rather gulf states generally still more cloud i think as we head through wednesday the risk of showers spreading props to abu dhabi and here are expected to see a top temperature of twenty six degrees celsius. on counting the cost how corrupt is your country transparency international has the latest global rankings but it's what makes history by launching
a crypto currency can south africa plug a hole in its finances as cape town faces a water shortage counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. our minds of our top stories here on al-jazeera russia's president has ordered a cease fire and serious. and a humanitarian corridor so civilians can be at least twenty three people were killed on monday in the rebel held on despite u.n.
resolution calling for a nationwide. given agency say war displacement and then economic crisis of food insecurity inside sit down on the president at levels with more than sixty percent of the population risk of starvation in july. and three nobel peace prize winners have visits refugee camps in fact in the dish and are appealing to fellow laureates and sons to cheat to speak out about file and against the hinge of muslim money and . there are reports that aside the lead airstrike has killed seven yemeni soldiers fighting on the same side this is yemen's transport minister accuses the united arab emirates of trying to fragment the country by creating regional and tribal armies. they also warn that al qaeda is spreading its influence by exploiting internal conflicts. the situation is very bad in all liberated areas particularly those in the south where there are tribal armies
established and supported by the united arab emirates there are also provincial armies and there are gangs even al qaida is spreading there in large parts of the gov it has never been as present as it is right now. the united nations security council is due to vote on renewing targeted sanctions but britain has also drafted a resolution condemning iran for violating an arms embargo by providing weapons to hooty weapons russia is proposing an alternative which just focuses on sanctions well james is joins us live from the u.n. in new york hi there james so what are they going to be discussing. well the vote was supposed to take place more than an hour ago an hour and fifteen minutes ago in the u.n. security council they perspire ended a moved on to the next item of the agenda they're currently discussing burundi because they can't reach agreement we have disputes in the security council yet again we have two different rival resolutions on the table potentially we were
going to have a double veto which is why i think they perspire on the vote and they're going to have more negotiations that should be quite simple which is a resolution to renew the u.n. zapper raters with regard to yemen it's panel of experts that provide the information to the security council and the sanctions those that are sanctioned with regard to yemen to keep that going but what has happened in this renewal is that the u.k. and i think backed closely by the u.s. decided to add to the resolution language about iran condemning iran for its support of the who these and for recent missile attacks the other countries in particular russia not happy about this russia has proposed another different version of a resolution without that language and with the two rival resolutions on the table they're trying to find a way out of this i think that some of the problem is what went on with regard to
the negotiations on syria the iran element was there in syria we certainly heard the u.s. ambassador when they passed that resolution on saturday condemning iran strongly in her speech and of course the other thing that lingers on after that vote is some lack of goodwill particularly towards russia and we've had the u.k. acting ambassador come out in the last couple of hours and say that one of russia can proposers president putin is now proposing a pause in syria for five hours a day can certainly do it for twenty four hours or days so i think real disagreement some anger in the security council and there's a deadline to all this on yemen there will be no sanctions in yemen at all if they don't reach an agreement by midnight tonight new york time same space there live that from the enzymes thank. well south korea is pushing for the u.s. and north korea it's all for concessions ahead of planned peace talks with north
korean general in seoul but there were protests in south korean in the side of korean capital over the presence of kim young shoulder in the country well he is the general and he's repeatedly expressed north korea's readiness for discussions with the united states yes supreme court has dealt a blow to president trump insisting he must keep the protections he's tried to end for immigrants brought into the u.s. illegally as children let's get more from our white house correspondent kimberly how could they kimberly so trump has to keep these protections in place at least for now. that's right that's exactly how this should be read it is a setback for the top administration but it's not a big surprise given the fact that the administration's effort to have the supreme court hear this case was highly unusual typically how this works as once as we've seen in this case two federal courts ruling against the program that many know as
dhaka that was put in place by president obama deferred action for childhood arrivals essentially protecting those brought to the united states illegally by their parents usually you see this work through the lower courts and now that is exactly what the supreme court has said to the u.s. government is that you're going to have to go through the traditional appeals process now the department of justice has responded to this saying in fact that it will continue to defend the government's lawful authority to wind down dock in orderly manner but this could take quite a bit of time if the legal process as it typically works moves very slowly what this is is a victory for those hundreds of thousands of people affected by this program protected by this program who thought that those protections were being phased out as of march fifth now in fact they have those protections indefinitely until there is another court ruling or the u.s. congress acts to put those protections in place indefinitely and kimberly president also being meeting these governors has a name from around the u.s.
and of course school safety that's right at the top of the agenda just. right in the president has been pushing hard on this fairly receptive to the idea of putting in place stricter measures to see that something like the florida school shooting does not happen again this is highly unusual given the fact that donald trump is a conservative president typically conservative politicians are not big on seeing any sort of restriction on gun ownership and defend the second amendment the right to bear arms in the united states that so many millions of americans hold dear having said that there is a sense of momentum among many of the governors who are meeting at the white house with the president the president for his part says that this is a top priority for himself and for the governors to see what can be done and this is significant given the fact that the system of government in the united states very much favor strong state rights often stronger than the federal government so
many believe that this could be pivotal if the president is able to work with these governors that this means that those states that do wish to have those types of protections to prevent gun ownership at the level that many feel is no longer appropriate in the united states that those measures could in fact come into effect that this is where there could be some change versus at the congressional level where there has been quite a bit of pushback can be had at the line from the white house kimberly. germany's ruling christian democrat party has overwhelmingly approved another coalition deal with the social democrats at their party conference in birth then it means anglo maracle is a step closer to a fourth term as chancellor of the social democrats now have to approve the deal themselves the result of their postal vote will be announced next monday germany's been in political limbo now for five months. large areas of europe are being hit by freezing winter weather strong winds and burning coal there west from siberia the
first major capital city in its past is moscow which is suffering its lowest temperatures of the year and that's with the start of spring just three weeks away now dropped to minus twenty degrees celsius in the russian. well they tell you capital will missing its first snowfall in six years leaving some to some rare and picturesque sites like the colosseum in the trevi fountain covered in snow whilst in the vatican groups of priests pelted each other with snowballs instantly to square the wintry weather is expected to last all of this week. that produces of the first tamil film to be made in sri lanka more than forty years hope it's the start of a homemade revival tamils normally watch movies made in india because the local industry has been crippled by decades of war and a lack of experience movie makers nelson and this report from colombo.
with an original script a team comprising the amateurs than professionals and a dream to take on a multi-million dollar industry. called molly kings is the first full length tamil film to be made locally in more than four decades i had made a conscious decision not to you know not to get any indian technicians or anyone in this movie just to prove a point. i only went for sound mixing in and apart from that everything else has been done here and that's not been done before either in the film ratnam plays a cash strapped london expectorate who travels here to attend a wedding to save money the family stays with relatives who have problems of their own the ensuing attempts to solve those problems produce hilarious results. the film which the director describes as
a dark comedy is refreshing lee candid about some aspects of sri lanka's tamil community got inspired by mr. court where he says life is a tragedy in close up but a comedy in long shot and i thought that was apt for me personally and also the life of my community so i thought do a comedy and laugh about the film premiere was a hive of excitement as the community celebrated the achievement initial reaction as many streamed out of the screening was positive i enjoyed very much i hope that there's a bright future for every reason to treat our god this is all the more we buy our people far less so great because of the lack of industry professionals the director had to use more than eighty percent of crew from well established and prolific single movie makers in sri lanka for years tamil film goers in sri lanka have watched south indian the adored its actors sung its songs and adopted its fashions
breaking into an industry dominated for so long by south indian cinema is no easy task but the team behind kamali kings seem determined to take on that challenge one of the main challenges is to create a unique style for sure one can time the cinema we are here to establish our old i did you. in terms of your job you have done but in cinema we haven't three takes a long time to get to cast. kings will be different things to different people but the director says it's a first step to finding an identity for sri lankan tamils cinema one that he hopes inspires others to contribute to its revival been a philanderer as al jazeera colombo. the headlines on al-jazeera are shots. president vladimir putin has ordered
a day he says fine eastern go to and syria and the humanitarian corridor to allow civilians to leave as defense minister says the ceasefire would run from nine am until two pm at least twenty three people were killed on monday in the rebel held on klav east of damascus despite a u.n. resolution calling for a nationwide truce on sunday syrian troops launched a ground assault entering the enclave through three towns arrestor houser the we are and should femia meanwhile in shifu near one child was killed and several others experience breathing difficulties difficulties after a suspected chlorine gas attack while witnesses reported smelling the gas after an explosion in eastern the syrian government has denied using chemical weapons the war. the un secretary general has used his opening address of the human rights council to call for an immediate cease fire in the area. cannot wait
it's time to stop these hell on earth and i remind all parties of their absolute obligation i mean threshold humanitarian and human rights law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure at all times and similarly efforts to combat terrorism do not supersede these obligations three nobel peace prize winners have called on their fellow laureate aung san suu kyi to speak out against violence about violence against the hinge of muslims warning that she risks prosecution for genocide the women are visiting refugee camps in bangladesh and they've told them in mali there to wake up to the atrocities facing their hinges. u.n. agencies say a war of displacement and an economic crisis have pushed food insecurity inside sudan to unprecedented levels of more than sixty percent of the population at risk of starvation by july displacement the ongoing violence of the weak economy has
contributed to the crisis those are your headlines counting the cost is next but by . hello i'm has i'm sick of this is counting the cost on that visit or your weekly look at the world of business and economics this week how corrupt is your country we'll talk to transparency international about the latest global rankings also this week the petro venezuela becomes the first government in history to launch its own cryptocurrency plus south africa's new president needs a plug.